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Seeking to retain counsel for child support case in Westchester County Family Court.

Q: Ordered to pay $1,200.00/mn (bi-weekly payments of $600.00 to DSS) for child support in May of 2018. Custodial parent no longer receives public assistance and is requesting $800/wk, a $10,000.00 deposit for child's college fund, and payments upto the age of 26 years old. I am willing to pay additional for childcare expenses, but only if custodial parent agrees to seek employment as she is refusing to work. I also provide medical benefits to child through my employer. Trying to be fair, not abused. Thank you! 

How can I have my child support stopped if my daughter moved out to live with her boyfriend & his mother?

Q: After years of seeing her mother use control over her & I that also affected my visitations. I haven't seen my daughter in 6 yrs & my daughter and mother were fighting and she moved out 2 months ago. She still attends H.S. with a 3.7 GPA and turns 18 in Jan & graduates june 2019. She want the child support paid directly to her and I'm more than willing if I can get it terminated and pay until age 21. So far my ex-wife haven't even told me that our daughter moved out and I see why because she wants to keep collecting the child support $607 bi-weekly.

What if I been to court already for child support then I lose my job and go on public assistance?

Q: I just recently had a court date for child support, when I got there I the custodial mother had no lawyer the father did the judge did not want to hear from me cause I had no lawyer I told her I could not afford a lawyer and ask for a public defender she told me she could not give me one then she rescheduled to another date in November I mentioned I still can not afford a lawyer she said that is my problem. She told the father in the mean time to pay me only $125 week, I mentioned to her I've been paying his childcare for 2 months with no help from his father and wanted back payments she said he don't have to pay me anything I felt the judge did not want to hear from me cause I had no lawyer. She took the activated from the father and not myself the father lives with his parents he lied and said he pays rent so he won't have to give me money in child support his parents are helping him hide money what can I do I need help this is in Westchester county Yonkers

Is the custodial parent obligated to give an account dollar for dollar of what the child support is spent on?

Q: My soon to be ex husband- pays child support and we have a mutual agreement. things have gotten ugly between us and he now wants me to give him receipts of what i spend the child support money on. I am insulted that he would even ask. i have nothing to hide but i don't want to now save receipts and provide them.

What happens if the non-custodial parent claims they lost their job during a child support modification case?

Q: We have been back and forth to family court because he claims he does not have a W-2 and only provided 2 paystubs. This last time we were in court, he claimed his pay stub was wrong and that he will like to provide a letter from his HR. Coincidentally, last week, he claimed he lost his job and possibly on purpose. Can I still get an increase in child support since he has made more since the last time we were in court since 2009? Also, how can I prove he got himself fired to avoid the increase?

How to extend child support after a child reaches 18 years of age and graduates from High School and goes to college?

Q: I have 2 daughters that will be graduating high school within the next 2 years. One is 16 and the other is 17 years old and we live in Westchester, NY. Do I need to go back to court to extend child support or does it happen automatically? Thanks

Can I request for a change in child support if my ex makes more money now and the custody has changed?

Q: I currently pay child support to my ex. It was based on my ex being the custodial parent (my ex had our child one more day than me). Now that my ex makes more money than me and custody has changed to shared custody (our child lives half the week with me and half the week with her)...can I file for a change in child support? Could my ex end up giving me support since he makes more money?

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